Christmas FHE Lesson - Like a Snowflake, We're Unique

Christmas FHE Lesson – Like a Snowflake, We’re Unique

Use this Christmas FHE Lesson to teach about our unique divinity and how we can use our talents and gifts to serve others throughout the holiday season.

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Scripture

Jeremiah 1:5

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

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Hymn

Every Star Is Different | Children’s Songbook pg. 142

1. Ev’ry star is diff’rent,
And so is ev’ry child.
Some are bright and happy,
And some are meek and mild.
Ev’ry one is needed
For just what he can do.
You’re the only person
Who ever can be you.

A shining star, shining brightly,
Not so very far, shining brightly;
Be a shining star. Shine so brightly;
Shine right where you are, brightly!

2. I can shine for others
And let them feel my love,
Follow the commandments
That come from God above.
I can help another
To learn to choose the right.
Having faith and courage
Will let my star shine bright.

A shining star, shining brightly,
Not so very far, shining brightly;
Be a shining star. Shine so brightly;
Shine right where you are, brightly!

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Lesson

FOR CHILDREN

Begin the lesson by making some paper snowflakes. As you make the paper snowflakes, ask the children to think about what makes them feel unique from others.

Read aloud: In many places around the world, Christmas becomes cold and snow begins to fall. Snowflakes are a popular symbol of the winter season. Even though snowflakes are small, they can teach us a big lesson about God’s love for us and how we can use our unique talents to spread the Christmas message.

Ask: What is something unique about you? (If needed, parents or leaders can share something unique about each child or share something unique about themselves.)

Read aloud: Just like snowflakes, we are each unique. No one is exactly like you. The way you think and feel is unique. Your testimony is unique. In fact, Heavenly Father is the one who made you unique. He loves you just as you are. He knows about all of your beautiful details.

Because we are unique, you can serve Heavenly Father in unique ways.

Ask: What are some ways you like to serve Heavenly Father? What are some unique things you can do to spread Christmas joy this season? (You can give some examples based on your knowledge of the children’s gifts to help the discussion if needed).

Finish the lesson by bearing your testimony of each child’s unique divinity and power to serve others.

FOR TEENS & ADULTS

Begin the lesson by thinking of an experience in your life that highlights how you’re different from someone else. Before sharing your story, ask everyone to think about why God made us all unique. Share your story.

Ask: Why do you think God made each of us so different?

Read aloud: Snowflakes are often used as a symbol of uniqueness, beauty, and detail. We can learn much from the small snowflake. We are all divine children of a loving Heavenly Father and we’ve been blessed with our own set of talents and spiritual gifts. The details of our lives are known to God.

Though we are all different, we can use our unique talents to bring each other together in the love of Jesus Christ.

Ask: How can we use our talents and gifts to serve others this Christmas season?

Share a personal experience when you were able to serve others because of a unique gift or talent. Ask others to share any personal experiences they have. Finish with your testimony.

FOR SINGLE STUDY

Read through the following article. Spend a few minutes contemplating the talents and gifts God has given you. Make a goal on how to use your talents to serve someone this Christmas season.

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FHE TreatTreat

White Chocolate Snowflake Muddy BuddiesSnowflake Muddy Buddies

Ingredients

9 cups Rice Chex™
1 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 cup snowflake sprinkles

Directions

    1. Place 9 cups of Rice Chex cereal into a large bowl.
    2. In a microwavable bowl, microwave white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into a large plastic bag.
    3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Top with sweetened coconut flakes, mini marshmallows, and snowflake sprinkles.
    4. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

(Courtesy of pizzazzerie.com)

FHE Game / ActivityActivity

Paper Snowflakes

Use an online tutorial to make beautiful paper snowflakes. You can simply cut out designs or use glitter and markers to decorate them. If time permits, go and place the snowflakes on someone’s door with a nice note.

 

 

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Aleah Ingram
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.
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